Biography

[Biography] Faithia Balogun

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Faithia Balogun (born February 5, 1969) is a Nigerian actress, film-maker, producer and director

Early life

She was born in Ikeja in February 1969. Her ancestry is from Okpara, Delta State.She attended Maryland Primary School and Maryland Comprehensive High School in Lagos state, where she obtained the West African School Certificate before she proceeded to Kwara State Polytechnic where she received a diploma certificate.

Career

She has starred, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years. In 2008, she won the Africa movie Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous and her movie Iranse Aje won the best indigenous film of the year. In April 2014, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award, having emerged as best actress of the year along with Odunlade Adekola who emerged as best actor of the year. Faithia Balogun also won the Best Indigenous Language: Yoruba award for the work done in the film Iya Alalake at the 2015 Africa-Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCA

Personal life

She was formerly married to the veteran nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun.

Awards

  • Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous (2008)
  • AMVCA Best Local Language Yoruba (2015)

Filmography

  • Farayola (2009)
  • Aje metta ( 2008)
  • Aje metta 2 (2008)
  • Awawu (2015)
  • Teni Teka (2015)
  • Omo Ale (2015)
  • Agbelebu Mi (2016)
  • Basira Badia (2016)
  • Adakeja (2016
  • Eku Eda (2016)
Faithia Williams Balogun
Born February 5, 1969 (age 48)
Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Citizenship Nigerian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
Years active 1978–present

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